(CNN) — A federal judge is stepping in to make sure U.S. Census field operations continue as usual for now.
The temporary restraining order from a California judge applies nationwide. It’s in response to Trump administration efforts to wind down the population count early.
Attorneys for the government say it was only happening in areas where the census was largely complete.
Several lawsuits argue wrapping up the count early creates the risk of under-counting minorities. The restraining order is in place until a hearing September 17.